Posts in Conservation
LDWF working to keep Chronic Wasting Disease out of Louisiana

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the disease has spread to 26 states, including Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi.

“It’s actually considered the biggest disease threat to members of the deer family in the world," said Johnathan Bordelon, deer program manager for LDWF.

Bordelon said CWD has not proven to be harmful to humans at this time, but that it’s still concerning from a natural resource standpoint.

LDFW has taken several measures to prevent CWD from coming to the state, ranging from banning the importing of live deer from other states to regulations on what parts of a deer carcass can be brought into Louisiana, and, as of July 2, a ban on deer urine products used for hunting.

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What We Love About Save Our Seas Act Version 2.0

On Wednesday, after many months of work and consultation with us and other ocean experts and stakeholders, Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced Save Our Seas Act 2.0.

Save Our Seas Act 2.0 builds on the original legislation in substantial ways. Here’s what we love about the new bill:

  • SOS Act 2.0 proposes a variety of new measures to bolster international engagement and cooperation to research and address the marine debris crisis.

  • It commits resources to scientific research to better understand and address the root causes of plastic pollution, both here in the U.S. and around the world.

  • The bill also proposes a host of new efforts here at home to improve our waste management system, particularly our recycling infrastructure. For example, the bill creates a loan program for states to support trash wheel and litter trap technologies.

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